Java - Senior Software Engineer

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco


At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here.


We’re in the midst of a digital transformation at First Republic Bank. That means building a domain-driven model of banking behind coherent, composable, modern APIs. Those APIs are a mix of versioned REST APIs and event sourcing. If you're interested in object-functional programming; functional reactive programming; and other similar architectural and implementation patterns, you're going to feel at home here. After all, what is banking but a series of events over time? Deposits, payments, treasury - the field is wide open.


As an experienced developer, you will help drive the architectural patterns and practices used by other people and groups at the bank. You are expected to be a thought partner when it comes to balancing maintaining the old while delivering the new. 


What You’ll Do as a Senior Software Engineer

  • Patience with how the environment is, with an eye towards refactoring the environment into what it should be
  • An ability to win friends and influence people on both the technology and business sides
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Bias towards action, an ability to work autonomously while navigating uncertainty with good humor
  • Empathy for our clients and stakeholders on both the technology and business side

Tech skills

  • Track record of delivery in highly functional tech environment, preferably in a cloud-first environment
  • Familiarity with cloud architectural patterns
  • Microservices, message queues, container orchestration, etc.
  • A strong preference for infrastructure-as-code
  • Deep familiarity with one or more mainstream programming languages
  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL as well as their relevant data modeling patterns
  • Prior experience at the intersection of InfoSec and feature delivery would be a huge plus
  • Experience creating software in highly regulated environments is also a big plus
  • Data layer: Kafka, DynamoDB, MongoDB, various RDS flavors, SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL
  • Application layer: Java apps deployed in Docker containers running in OpenShift on Linux
  • Infrastructure: All of our cloud infrastructure is expressed in code via Terraform. In general, applications are deployed in Docker containers running on OpenShift behind Apigee
  • Code: Java, languages supported by lambda are also a plus
  • Infrastructure: Terraform, Docker, OpenShift, bread-and-butter AWS technologies (RDS, S3, etc.)
  • Apigee



  • 5-7 years of experience of software engineering experience
  • 2+ years of building and administering distributed applications using a cloud platform
  • Work experience at the intersection one or more cloud platforms and feature delivery of complex systems

Job demands:

  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.

Own your work and your career — apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.


We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, to the extent consistent with applicable federal and/or state law.


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